The latest Kiva Fellows have been selected and I believe their placements have also been made. The Fellows serve an important role working with the Field Partners to select worthy loan candidates that meet Kiva's stringent criteria and the mandate of microloans (for which they undergo training at Kiva prior to their field placement). As part of their obligation, the Fellows must be able to raise sufficient funds to pay for their travel and 4-month term as a Fellow. Many Fellows will privately fundraise, while others will post on Indiegogo.com in hopes that others will support their endeavor. While I know that we are focused on getting as many loans out as possible, donations to Kiva and Fellows is another way to support this great organization. In the past, Flyertalk helped sponsor a Kiva fellow, and I understand some of the members of the Milepoint team were instrumental in giblet's fund-raising. I would like to recreate the magic of the generosity by helping this round of fellows, and possibly even the next one which will be around the time of the Do. One Kiva Fellow in this round is well-known to those who read the interview with Randy Petersen in September as she was the one who conducted the interview. Devon has been a volunteer with Kiva for the last year while she has been working on her Masters degree. As part of her volunteer time at Kiva, she has also been working with Chelsa to provide speakers for the Kiva Do in March AND she is also a member of our Kiva team (pg 1 row 15, middle of panel). Her assistance on the Do has been one of the reasons I am confident we will have a content-rich program! Devon has now been selected as a Kiva fellow and will be sent to Mombasa Kenya for four months (give or take a few days on either end) beginning in Feb. So, I would love if Milepoint could throw out some ideas to assist Devon (and others) make their Field placements a great success. I will ask Devon to post in her own words if we can build a critical mass to support her Fellowship. I would also encourage if people would like to assist other Kiva Fellows to go to Indiegogo.com (at present, there is one fellow from the current round) and I can also encourage them to post here.